Festival of Leaves: A Caramel Ambush

cercidiphyllum-japonicum
Golden Days

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, known as the Katsura, is a species of flowering tree that not only looks good, but smells good in the autumn when the leaves are falling. Wafts of candyfloss or burnt toffee fill the air and the common name of Caramel Tree could not be more apt.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    Such a great title Jude. Not to mention the gorgeous photo. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      A shame I can’t pass you the smell – it is wonderful!

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    That’s exactly what it does!

  3. restlessjo says:

    Really? I don’t recollect smelling this but it’s a beautiful shot, Jude. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      You usually smell it before you see it. A real burnt toffee smell. Not the leaves particularly, but the air around them.

  4. verenacave says:

    How wonderful! A caramel smell and these gorgeous colours. I need that tree somewhere near my home.. 😉
    Thanks for capturing these beautiful leaves Jude! xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wouldn’t mind one either, I think there is a small version 😉

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